"When we help a refugee, it's just like helping Jesus. (Matt. 25)" (Photo by Ricardo Gomez on Unsplash.)
Media to Movements Content Meetup will be on May 17, 2022 8 AM Pacific / UTC 15:00. This event is for creatives who want to participate in helping Media to Movements teams. Candace Mackie from TWR Motion will share ways she and her team have found most useful in supporting MTM teams with their creative skills. To learn more or to register, click here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej5p4nvva97d36fe&oseq=&c=&ch=
There are currently 10 different opportunities to join a 10-week Zúme training using the Zoom Online Video Conferencing platform. The training is free and facilitated by a disciple-making practitioner, eager to help you grow as a disciple who makes disciples. To learn more or find a group, click here: https://zume.training/join-an-online-group/
People all over the world are using social media to share the love of Jesus. Good News Production International has created a resource page to make it easier. The Global Gospel (TGG) is a series of 107 short videos about the life of Jesus that is currently available in over 40 languages. This site categorizes TGG videos by spiritual theme and assists your discipleship efforts through ad campaign ideas, landing pages, discussion questions, and more. To view, click here: https://theglobalgospel.media/?referrer=self read more…
Many missionaries return from abroad feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. Train International offers group debriefing that provides a safe community for you to process your experiences and gain practical tools to move forward. Abide Debriefing lasts five days and provides time and space for adults and kids to process field experiences, be refreshed and renewed, connect with other cross-cultural workers, and prepare for a healthy transition. To learn more, click here: https://www.traininternational.org/debriefing
SHARE Educational Services help English-speaking expatriate families serving in Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East with their children’s educational needs. They help in a variety of areas including choosing a school option, deciding what curriculum to use, determining learning issues and challenges, and more! To learn more, click to… https://www.shareeducation.org/
You’ve made the leap and said yes to serving God cross-culturally. You’re anticipating your big adventure and prepared to serve whatever the cost. But now the questions and practicalities flood in: How do I make friends quickly? How will I fit into the new culture? Do I have anything of value to offer? (And what if I don’t like the food?) Amy Young, viral communicator and veteran of eighteen years in China, guides you through the maze of your first year on the field in her book Getting Started: Making the Most of Your First Year in Cross-Cultural Service. With storytelling and research, she offers encouragement, practical tips, and plenty of humor to help you navigate the unexpected cultural, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects you’ll face. To purchase, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Making-Cross-Cultural-Service-ebook/dp/B07WSG31SM/ref=sr_1_1
What role does disciple making play in healing trauma and crisis? The More Disciples Podcast team joins guest Mary Roberts in discussing how trauma and crisis care can be exponentially tied to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The team talks through the challenges, opportunities, and amazing moments of connection available in a biblical response to crisis. To listen, click here: https://anchor.fm/moredisciples/episodes/Trauma-and-Crisis-Care-Discipleship-e1b0sbk/a-a70fi1i
The calling to be a missions pastor is an amazing privilege and responsibility but frankly, it is also an incredibly difficult one. Getting people to care deeply about peoples and places outside of our orbit of first-hand relationships, takes a lot of information and inspiration. Not only do missions pastors need to know how to work skillfully with lead pastors, since mobilizing people well in a church requires their voice and influence, but they need to navigate the complexities of working in partnership with missionaries, mission agencies and field partners and…
If you are a missions pastor or leader in your church, this Peer 2 Peer gathering for Church Missions Leaders with Justin Mack, Global Project Pastors at River Valley Church in Minnesota is for you. Drawing from his own experiences in mobilizing God’s people to actively engage in God’s mission, he will share 5 things every missions pastor needs to know. To learn more, click here: https://missionexus.org/events/#!event/2022/6/1/pocket-guide-to-being-a-missions-pastor-5-things-every-missions-pastor-needs-to-know
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Is it just us, or does it also seem to you that organizations are cooperating at an unprecedented level to help the 6+ million refugees who have flooded across the border into countries like Poland. And it’s a good thing. If memory serves, back when I (Doug) was teaching in a Bible college in 1984, there were around 2 million refugees in the world (as defined by the UNHCR). Today, that number has swollen to over 10 times that number. And that doesn’t in any way factor in the growth of internally-displaced refugees that aren’t counted by the UNHCR. In fact, there are probably close to 90 million refugees worldwide as of May 2022. (Brigada estimate) So it’s gratifying that seemingly zillions of organizations are working together in shared ways for times like these. Imagine that in 2022, the number of refugees from this one upheaval is more than 3 times those who were refugees in the entire WORLD just 38 years ago!
Do you have a story that exemplifies cooperation among agencies in Europe for the sake of Ukrainians? If so, please click comment and share. (Just be sure not to share anything that would compromise security for anyone.) And thanks to all those who are working together in the common cause of giving help and hope to those on the run!